Curried Carrot Soup

With fall officially here it’s the beginning of soup season! This soup is super-simple to make, creamy and comforting. Don’t be afraid to add other fall vegetables that are sure to show up in your CSA box, such as squashes, parsnips or potatoes. If you want to make the soup milder or have children who don’t like spice, then you can replace the red curry paste with yellow curry paste, which still packs a good deal of flavor but has... Continue Reading

Shaving with Dr. Bronner’s

As with all things Dr. Bronner’s, there is versatility and choice in shaving with our products. The simplest choice is to go with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soaps. In the timescale of how long the Bronner family has been making soaps, these are relative newbies. Ingredient-wise, the shaving soaps are closely related to Organic Pump Soaps. Their high concentration of Shikakai powder makes them effective yet mild and nourishing, as well as giving them a distinctive dark golden brown color. The shaving soaps lather to a very creamy foam that shaves closely.

Green Cleaning Starter Kit

You know you want to.  You’ve been meaning to for ages.  Everybody’s doing it. It’s so easy! Today is the day you put together your Green Cleaning Starter Kit. The kit is so simple that you’ll need to trust me that it will indeed clean your house.  Trust it.  No side effects.  No funny business.  No fancy gimmicks.  Just clean. Check out the video for some extra motivation and then go gather these supplies: 2 – 1 Quart (1 L)... Continue Reading

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Taco Tuesdays has become a rock-solid tradition in my family. You can layout a spread of beans, veggies and condiments on the table and let everyone make tacos to their specific liking. It’s an easy dinner to whip up on a weekday night and a certified hit with the kids. Remember to warm up the corn tortillas on a lightly oiled cast-iron skillet (for crispier tortillas) or to steam them on the stove or in the microwave (if you like... Continue Reading

Car Washing with Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds

The first thing I remember ever washing with Sal Suds was my car. This might just be my favorite use of Sal Suds.  It works so fast and rinses so quickly that I once ran out during a rainstorm and cleaned my whole car.  Hey, I’m from California and I know the value of free water! It does such an impressive job on vehicles, is harmless to the environment, and is completely safe for the person using it.  What’s not... Continue Reading

Wielding Our Forks For Good

We are truly “at the fork” in the road. As a culture, we must choose which path to take. One is a path of thoughtless consumption and industrialization that sacrifices the lives and wellbeing of animals and spells disaster for our climate. The other is the path of consuming more plants and significantly less and much better meat from regenerative organic and humane agriculture, that raises animals responsibly and ethically on pasture, while also helping to bring our climate back into balance.

GIY Soft Scrub with Dr. Bronner’s

This GIY trick is the magic of chemistry right before your eyes! Soft scrub is a great aid to clearing away soap scum, ring around the tub, mold, stubborn water spots on glass.  It’s a great way to shine up your kitchen sink.  You’ll probably find that you keep this bottle just as handy as your Dr. Bronner’s All Purpose Spray. This soft scrub will remain blended in your cabinet, so you don’t need to remake it every day.  Unless of... Continue Reading

Summertime Grilled Salad

A great barbeque is more than just things that go between a bun! Take advantage of your fired-up grill to throw on some super-seasonal fruit and vegetable additions, and quickly create a stunning warm salad that may just steal the whole meal. (Outdoor barbeque not in the plan? Just heat up a cast iron grill pan on the stove instead.) A simple trick to making almost any fruit or vegetable become grill-ready in seconds is brushing on a little coconut... Continue Reading

Cleaning Patio Furniture with Dr. Bronner’s (Video)

Inevitably it is as I’m escorting my guests out back that I discover the birds have yet again mistaken my patio furniture for their personal outhouse.  And then that one person wearing white sits on the barstool previously occupied by a three year old with a popsicle … Fortunately, Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds is the stuff for the job.  It can clean all this up and more (even the white clothes, but that’s another post).  As good as it is cleaning inside... Continue Reading